Under His Wings

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High

shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress:

my God; in him will I trust.   Psalm 91:1-2



The whole world has been enveloped by this dreaded pandemic- coronavirus. Fear is in the air as schools have been canceled, work has stopped, economies have been crippled and in many cases, countries have virtually shut down.

America is not immune. We are being consumed by the same disease and are suffering the same effects that the rest of the world is experiencing. We see the number of people with this virus multiply daily. Some of us have to deal with the effects of coronavirus first-hand. We are all affected by the economic situation and are all touched by the shortages. How many of you are running low on toilet paper, basic groceries, and other necessities of life?

My state is under a “Shelter in Place” order – only supposed to go out for groceries, pharmacy and essential things like that. My husband and I did a “senior” shopping trip yesterday for groceries, and it was beyond crazy. We survived our taste of the “war zone” and now we are hibernating.

What can we do to help make things better?


Pray! We are called to pray always and it is sorely needed right now. “Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17  (KJV)

Use common sense. Don’t panic and run around trying to grab everything you can and hoard it. Do you remember what Moses told the people to do when it came to manna? They were told to only gather what they could use in one day. If they left it to the next day, it was wormy and spoiled.  Exodus Chapter 16

It’s wise to protect yourself against this outbreak, but don’t let anxiety consume your life. God has not called us to fear any situation, armed with our faith and His promises. “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” Isaiah 41:10 (KJV)

Follow directions that have been given:

-Stay at home – Do not leave home except for essential tasks such as getting groceries or seeking medical care.

-If you are out, stay at least 6 feet away from others and avoid any gatherings.

-Wash your hands often and well, especially after being away from home.

-If you have any symptoms of coronavirus, call your doctor immediately and quarantine yourself.

Be kind and SMILE!! Fear is widespread and so is uncertainty. We are all in this together. Choose to be kind to others and give them a reassuring smile. It sure beats the moans and groans, panic and craziness we’ve seen out there!

Remember – whatever happens, the Lord is in control. He did not create this situation, but He will use it for good. Take this time to grow closer as a family. Spend time with the Lord – in His word and in prayer. Proverbs 3:5 & 6 tells us to “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

This too shall pass…..


One day, before too long, this nightmare will end. People will recover, children will return to school and adults will go back to work. The economy will begin to improve, life will return to normal and this whole thing will be nothing but a bad memory. Let us have learned something through this catastrophe!

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About Gail Pinder

I was born in New Jersey and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania. I have lived in many places – Texas, Arkansas, Delaware and finally Michigan. Several years ago, I met a wonderful man – a Vietnam Navy vet who shares my love of God and Country! We have been happily married for more than 18 years. I have two children of my own and Emery has two children. We have four wonderful grandchildren. Emery and I both have Multiple Sclerosis. He is now in a powerchair and I am his caregiver. Life is somewhat challenging, but we do the best we can. We tell everyone that “We have MS, but it doesn’t have us!” I have always loved to write and my dream was to becoming a “writer”. PICC gave me a window to my dream and an opportunity to share my thoughts with others. Our faith is strong and I don’t know where we would be without it. We are determined to spread a little sunshine in a darkened world.